Which are the biggest cargo ships ever built?

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Which are the biggest cargo ships ever built?

umaan waqar 8 months 1 Answer 135 views

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  1. When I was working with Barber ship management, now renamed Wilhelmsen, the largest ship in existence was the Jarhe Viking.

    Built as the Seawise Giant, she was giantised (lengthened) and became the largest ship in the world, topping out to about 450,000 tons dwt. She was built as an OBO but was soon converted into a pure oil tanker (ULCC). She was subsequently again converted to an FPSO.

    Although I do not remember the exact dimensions, I believe she was about 450 meters in length with a beam of 60 or so metres. The lastest generation of container ships come close, but for sheer size, I believe the old Viking was the largest ship ever.

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